- Blackhawks F Panarin to return to lineup against Ducks Updated: Feb-13-16 12:49 pm
CHICAGO - Blackhawks forward Artemi Panarin is expected to play Saturday night against Anaheim after missing two games with an illness.
- Ex-students say boarding school kept them in isolation boxes Updated: Feb-13-16 11:44 am
IOWA CITY, Iowa - A boarding school for troubled teenagers in Iowa that is being investigated by the FBI routinely kept pupils in small concrete "isolation boxes" for days or weeks and wouldn't let them out unless they sat in a specific posture for 24 hours, according to several former students.
- Decision delayed on central Illinois National Guard armory Updated: Feb-13-16 11:02 am
DELAVAN, Illinois - The fate of an Illinois Army National Guard Armory in Tazewell County won't be decided until this summer, officials said.
- School officials reviewing rules for transgender students Updated: Feb-13-16 10:33 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama education officials have spent the past few weeks reviewing legal issues regarding transgender students accessing locker rooms and bathrooms on school properties.
- Water monitors to test quality of Bloomington lakes Updated: Feb-13-16 4:50 am
BLOOMINGTON, Illinois - Bloomington city officials and Illinois State University are teaming up to install stations to monitor water quality in the city's two water-supply lakes.
- Chicago police officer involved in Koschman case quits Updated: Feb-13-16 4:40 am
CHICAGO - A Chicago police lieutenant who the department was trying to fire for his role in the 2004 homicide investigation involving the nephew of then-Mayor Richard Daley has quit.
- Suburban school district forms transgender access policy Updated: Feb-13-16 4:30 am
PALATINE, Illinois - A suburban Chicago high school district is considering a district-wide policy that would give transgender students access to school facilities.
- DeKalb High School band to perform in Ireland parade Updated: Feb-13-16 4:20 am
DeKALB, Illinois - The DeKalb High School marching band could be heading to Ireland to perform at the 2017 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin.
- Voter registration deadline ahead for March 15 primary Updated: Feb-13-16 4:10 am
CHICAGO - An important deadline for Illinois voters is a few days away. Online voter registration for the 2016 general primary will close Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. The Illinois primary election is March 15.
- Granite City man convicted of murder in 21-month old's death Updated: Feb-13-16 4:01 am
EDWARDSVILLE, Illinois - A Granite City man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the 2012 beating death of his girlfriend's 21-month-old son.
- Ray LaHood, NPR host among Order of Lincoln award winners Updated: Feb-12-16 5:45 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A former U.S. transportation secretary, the founder of a breast cancer charity and an NPR host are recipients of this year's Order of Lincoln Awards.
- Cubs claim reliever Riefenhauser off waivers from Orioles Updated: Feb-12-16 5:17 pm
- The Latest: Legislator says Kewanee plan is 'opportunity' Updated: Feb-12-16 5:09 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Latest on the decision by Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration to close the youth correctional facility in Kewanee (all times local):
- Illinois to close youth correctional facility in Kewanee Updated: Feb-12-16 5:04 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration announced Friday it will close the youth correctional facility in Kewanee, news that delighted a civil rights group but distressed employees who worried about alternative housing for maximum-security offenders.
- Illinois roads could benefit from potential $84.7M windfall Updated: Feb-12-16 5:00 pm
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois - Illinois transportation planners are awaiting details of how they could use a potential multi-million windfall for the state.
- Autopsy reports found from 1929 Valentine's Day massacre Updated: Feb-12-16 2:11 pm
CHICAGO - Written by hand, the autopsies on the seven bullet-riddled bodies vividly describe why the Valentine's Day massacre of 1929 is still considered Chicago's most infamous gangland killing.
- AP Interview: Police shooting spurs state agency changes Updated: Feb-12-16 1:53 pm
CHICAGO - The death of Laquan McDonald, a black Chicago teenager who was a state ward for most of his life before he we was shot 16 times by a white police officer, has spurred Illinois' child welfare agency to look differently and with more focus at the cases of troubled youths, the director told The Associated Press.
- Illinois governor's mansion renovation gets $1M in donations Updated: Feb-12-16 1:44 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The organization leading efforts to renovate the Illinois governor's mansion says it received $1 million in donations last year.
- Running back Matt Forte done in Chicago after 8 seasons Updated: Feb-12-16 1:38 pm
LAKE FOREST, Illinois - Matt Forte won't be returning to the Chicago Bears for a ninth season.
- Chicago-area priest charged with sexual abusing 2 children Updated: Feb-12-16 12:21 pm
AURORA, Illinois - Prosecutors outside Chicago have charged a Catholic priest with sexually abusing two children under age 13.
- Grain lower, livestock higher Updated: Feb-12-16 10:35 am
CHICAGO - Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
- Illinois youth soccer group bans hitting ball with head Updated: Feb-12-16 9:49 am
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois - The group that governs 81,000 young soccer players in Illinois says it will no longer let athletes age 10 and younger use their heads to strike the ball.
- SIU small business center to close due to no Illinois budget Updated: Feb-12-16 9:12 am
CARBONDALE, Illinois - Officials at Southern Illinois University say its Small Business Development Center will have to close next month because the state doesn't have a budget.
- EXCHANGE: Richwoods swim team includes 4 sets of brothers Updated: Feb-12-16 8:49 am
PEORIA, Illinois - The family atmosphere is stronger than ever this season for the Richwoods boys swimming and diving team.
- Man found guilty of taking girl to Illinois for prostitution Updated: Feb-12-16 8:37 am
CHICAGO - Federal officials say a Milwaukee man has been convicted of transporting an underage girl from Madison, Wisconsin, to the Chicago area to engage in prostitution.